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we have a windows 2003 file server. there are two shared folders that are mapped on the windows 7 clients. clients use these mapped drive to store their data. we want to migrate the data to the new server and redirect the drive mappings to the new location seamlessly considering I have to do this process during the day while the users will be accessing the data on the shares.

1. share 1 is for home folders (configured on the AD user account properties)
2. share 2 is for data ( script configured in a GPO)

suggestions please
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First off, what version are you migrating to?  Is it safe to assume Windows 2012 R2?

Migrating data during business hours when it is being accessed is never a good idea.  If a file is open, it may be skipped and data lost.

I use this PS  Script to robocopy data.  You can schedule it to run after hours or during a scheduled down time.

##############################################################################
# Migrate files between servers .v 2.0.1
# Modified for PowerShell use by S.Chaney, 07/20/2016
# Email notification added by S. Chaney 07/21/2016
#
# !!!!! /B switch must be at the end of the command string or it will not work.  Files not owned will timeout and fail to copy !!!!!
#
# Use /COPYALL option to migrate ACL and Auditing Info (for production shares, servers must be in same domain)
# Use /COPY:DATO option to migrate Data, Attributes, Timestamp, Owner (Not Security, aUditing Info) (for backup copy of full system)
#
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$From = "user@xx.net"
$To = "user@xx.net"
$Cc = "user@xx.net"
$Subject = "C Drive copy has started"
$Body = "C Drive copy has started"
$SMTPServer = "smtp.appriver.com"
$SMTPPort = "2525"
# $Attachment = "C:\temp\Some random file.txt"
#
Send-MailMessage -From $From -to $To -Cc $Cc -Subject $Subject `
-Body $Body -SmtpServer $SMTPServer -port $SMTPPort -UseSsl `
-Credential $cred # -Attachments $Attachment
##############################################################################

date

$source=@("\\dc1\c$")
$destination=@("e:\robocopy\dc1\c")
$logfile="e:\robocopy\robocopy_dc1_C.log"

robocopy $source $destination /COPY:DATO /E /Z /R:2 /W:3 /NP /XJ /PF /LOG+:$logfile /XF .rnd AUTOEXEC.BAT boot.ini bootmgr BOOTNXT CONFIG.SYS IO.SYS MSDOS.SYS NTDETECT.COM ntldr pagefile.sys /XD "$source\boot" "$source\CIntApps" "$source\Config.Msi" "$source\Dump" "$source\$Recycle.bin" "$source\Documents and Settings" "$source\RECYCLER" /B

attrib +r $logfile
attrib -s -h -r $destination
 
##############################################################################
# $Attachment = "C:\temp\Some random file.txt"
$Subject = "C Drive copy has completed"
$Body = "C Drive copy has completed"
#
Send-MailMessage -From $From -to $To -Cc $Cc -Subject $Subject `
-Body $Body -SmtpServer $SMTPServer -port $SMTPPort -UseSsl `
-Credential $cred # -Attachments $Attachment
##############################################################################
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This script will copy the data as OP requested.
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